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Byzantium and the Crusader States 1096–1204

Ralph-Johannes Lilie


This book is a study of the relations between Byzantium and the Crusader States of Syria and Palestine. The author sets out to explore the policies and principles that shaped contacts between the Eastern Empire, the Crusader States, and the nations of Western Europe whence the Crusaders came. He traces the actions of the Byzantine Emperors in the twelfth century as they sought to keep control of the crusading armies within their territories and to maintain their positions with respect to the West, and shows how mutual suspicion and attempts at co-operation ended in enmity.

Keywords: Byzantium, Crusader States, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Empire, Western Europe, Crusaders, Byzantine Emperors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204077
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph-Johannes Lilie, author
Free University of Berlin